Yes, it's been slow around here lately and I am reduced to this.
1. The Spud of Honour
[photo courtesy of
PEI Potato Board/Facebook]
"Tate the Tater," industry mascot for the Prince Edward Island Potato Board, was invited in August to attend a local PEI wedding. The groom, not surprisingly, works on a potato farm and the wedding took place on another potato farm. Who wouldn't want a real "bud the spud from the bright red mud" at their wedding? (to quote Stompin' Tom for the first and last time in my life).
2. The Little Potato
The Associated Press]
3. Smite the Unbelievers, O Lord!
Some sceptics suggest that the markings may be the result of "hollow heart," an affliction found in potatoes grown in heavily irrigated soil during wet seasons. This condition causes cells to die and results in brown tissue at the centre of the spud.